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where certain fungal infections are common. tell your doctor if you have had tb, hepatitis b, are prone to infections or have symptoms such as fever, fatigue, cough, or sores. you should not start humira if you have any kind of infection ask your rheumatologist about humira, to help relieve your pain and stop further joint damag >> come back, mam, come back. give me the paper again. count one will be 10,000. >> are you serious? >> i am serious. adios. >> remember that? that was video of the florida teenager who made headlines after flipping off a judge.
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trace reported on it and has an update. reporter: he gave her 30 days for the -- whatever -- and then she apologized. she spent five days in jail. the judge let her out. and now she is back and is a big star because of the media. went behalf different judge and that judge said she is doing so well, she even got a round of applause in court. she has since that moment passed eight different drug tests. she is free. she says she's got a job, and 18-year-old penelope soto is now free and on the road to recovery. >> maybe she learned a lesson, trace, thank you. >> thanks a lot. captioned by closed captioning services inc. >> the deadly winter storm mounding the stroll united states has cut power to thousands. clogged highways, giving the kids some fun. sparked flight cancellations.
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now it's headed for america's third largest city. >> a report in drop in taliban attacks was wrong. now officials say there was no drop in taliban violence at all. a hot air balloon exploded in a fire ball a thousand feet above the ground, and crashed and killed more than a dozen tourists. we'll talk to a photographer who took pictures and saw it all. it's all ahead, unless breaking news changes everything. first in new york city, the monster snowstorm plowing across midwest is speeding toward chicago, set to hit during the height of the evening rush. dumped snow? kansas and missouri. parts of tax got more than 19 inches. shattering a robert that -- a
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record that went back to 1893. in oklahoma, the piles of snow collapsed a roof, killing somebody. but the snow is just have the threat. the snow packed winds topping hurricane screen. fueling a fire in texas that killed mother and her twin toddlers. other man in kansas when his suv flipped in texas they called in the national guard to then strand drivers. >> let's begin with mike tone bin who -- tobin who is in kansas city. >> locks like the worst is past. chicago is just starting to get the front end of the storm. that's when everybody in the nation feels it, when the storm impacts o'hare airport. but the biggest issue in kansas city were the road. we saw some people hot dogging and it saw snow plows having a
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hard time, getting stuck. the highways had eight tricks -- trucks, six city buses had to be towed. in the end, eight or ten inches where i am. and then you can get an idea how deep the snow is in this area. worst of it passed. people are looking to what happens tomorrow, trying to get the roads classic because this area is expected to get hit one more time. >> shepard: a lot of power outage. going to be back on before it gets hit again? >> the crews are trying to get the best of this. looking at the trees opened here, the snow sticks to the trees, weighs down the branches, and then you get the heavy winds, that knocks out the powerlines. at this moment 38,000 people in the area without power. the utility trucks are trying to get around as fast as they can. >> shepard: mike, thanks. still a million people in the path of the huge storm, and even if folks don't see the snow,
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they can still face a serious threat from towards. here's the weather machine. >> look at the numbers so far in colorado, which is where the storm got its act together, two feet, texas, just at the panhandle, 21 inches. and 19 inches for amarillo. and 18 inches. look at the opinions. the wind dusts in excess of hurricane force in el paso, 84. you get the picture. a lot ofguny winds and powerlines coming down in a lot 60 these areas that saw snow. let's look at chicago right now where visibility is down to a quarter mile. two and a half hour delays at chicago's o'hare, and that is gwen to continue through the rush hour and tonight, and that's going to have a ripple effect across the country. we'll show you where the are
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getting the snow. portion office iowa, towards milwaukee and chicago, and then the rain event across the ohio river valley, a little mixing here with freezing rain and shoot across the appalachians. interior sections of the northeast rain, event lining i-95. good to us are in boston. this will be a rain event. one-third weathered a advisories into the northeast and across the mid-atlantic region. we could see a wide sought, 6 to 12 across chicago, and then the mountains over the northeast interior sections, six to 12, maybe 18 inches. not a bad deal for skiers across the mountains of the northeast. then the severe threat. form no toward watches or warnings but we'll still see the
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risk of hail. shep, it's almost done. we're almost there. but the snow totals incredible. round two, across the plains. >> shepard: the u.s.-led military coalition in afghanistan reported a drop in taliban attacks last year. they were wrong. according to a coalition spokesman, clerical errors led them to report a 7% drop in taliban attacks from 2011 to 2012 when 201 was exactly the same is a 2011, just as bad. u.s. and ally officials cited a drop in violence when defending the u.s. drawdown inia. now that argument is out the door. here's the news live at the pentagon. are we getting a straight answer how this happened? reporter: well, in essence, someone finally noticed that after reporting to congress last year that attacks by the taliban were down by 7%, a figure derived from month-to-month reports from the field about the number of enemy attacks, in fact u.s. and nato officials didn't
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include the figures gathered by the afghans themselves, leading to the following statements promenade meteorologist. >> violence levels had been trending downward in the last two years after five years of steady increases, beginning in 2006. reporter: the problem is the attacks weren't trending downward. they were exactly the same as 2011. an embarrassing admission by the pentagon about how the president's strategy was bearing fruit, may have been misleading. >> shepard: what is the pentagon saying now? >> day blame the afghans. the afghan commanders forgot to submit their field reports so the pentagon data was misleading. quote: during a quality control check we became aware that some data was incorrectly entered into the database that is used for tracking security-related
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incident across afghanistan. >> a regrettable error in our database system that was discovered during a routine quality check. we're making the appropriate adjustments. in spite of the theater adjustments, our assessment for the fundamentalled of progress in afghanistan remains positive. >> nato has taken down the misleading figures from their web site and are revicing them. there's no work inthey -- >> shepard: jennifer griffin at the pentagon with progress from afghanistan is positive. stay tuned. this is what happening when a person testifies in their open murder trial. the prosecution going averageddy arias with a scrapple, talking about the day she killed her boyfriend. the harlem globe trotter and former nba star, dennis rodman.
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>> shepard: combat in the courtroom. the woman accused of savaging murdering her ex-boyfriend, shooting him, slitting his throat and stabbing him 27 times, today battled with the lead prosecutor over whether she is capable of telling the truth. jodi arias told the cops not one but three different stories about how her ex-boyfriend ended up dead. first she said, i have no idea what happened to travis alexander. then she said, masked intruders came in and killed my loved one. and then she settled on self defense. last week she admitted she killed him but couldn't remember she stabbed the notify into this body 27 times.
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didn't remember any of those. today the prosecutor tried to paint jodi arias as a woman who will lie when it suits or best interests and will lie where the prosecutor is standing in th >> ma'am, isn't it true you are having problems on the witness stand because of the way the prosecutor is asking the questions. right? >> yes. >> shepard: the prosecutor also blasted that jodi arroyos for her habit of snooping on her now dead ex-boyfriend reside phone and e-mail accounts. adam housely is live. this prosecutor has been described around there as a bulldog but jodi is not backing down at all today. >> no, she is not. they've been battling all day long. at times very contentious, arguing over the meaning of words and how she said certain things, getting away from the actual facts of the case, before the it has been a battle of a match of wits. she judge called both attorneys
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up there. it goes back and forth all day long. twice she has defiantly said she is not guilty of first degree murder. we got that out of testimony today. let me give you a snippet what it's like as the two battle in the courtroom. >> you can't even remember what you just said. >> i think i'm more focused on your posture and tone and anger so it's hard to process the question. >> so the answer is, it's the prosecutor's fault because you perceive him to be angry. >> it's not your fault. >> irsomebody asks you whose fault is it? >> you did. >> you can see frustration or the prosecution. you feel like you're watching abbott and costello and you miss the facts of the trial. >> shepard: a lot of talk about past boyfriends back to the 1990s. what that about? reporter: they're trying to show she has always snapped in her boyfriends'le background, going through cell phones and e-mail accounts, remembering passwords,
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to show this is a woman who always had problems, ooh lied and was suspicious all along and they'll use that to say that's what she did to travis alexander, and when she found out what she didn't want to hear, she killed him. that's what they're trying to show with his testimony. >> shepard: helps to break down the case, jonas is here. covered a lot of trials in the past 30 years. never seen anything like this? >> no, i'm sow surprised she is on the stand. there's two -- >> shepard: for the 12th day. >> and probably not the last. the defense has a strategy here. it's first we have to explain why she lied because it's obvious she did. then we have to get the jury to buy whether those lies are plausible. the prosecution's strategy is get the jury to believe she could not tell the truth, and everytime her lips are moving she is lying, because they, the prosecution, has the physicalled to become up their claim of premeditated murder. 27 stab wounds is not self-defense, shep, not on a
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good day. that's rage. >> shepard: there's no specific, this number of stab wounds is self-defense, but 27, the prosecution is probably trying to successful argue, is before the number. >> plus we don't even know -- part of her defense is that she shot him -- grabbed the gun out of his closet and shot him in the head. there's no evidence that he actually owned a gun. then she dragged his already-dead body all over his apartment before she ended up stabbing him 27 times. this guy, this decedent, was a target. her battered women's syndrome defense doesn't work because she got in the car and drove six hours to his house. you don't do that unless you're targeting somebody. they weren't living under the same roof. she wasn't afraid she would get kicked out. she drove to him. he was a target. >> shepard: she claims reason she did this lying is that she was ashamed she had killed him. >> does that make sense to any
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reasonable mind? you're sitting in that jury box. does that make sense? if she were ashamed she would throw herself on the mercy over court -- she called the cops and tried to lie her way out of it, and sent his grandmother flowers. come on. >> shepard: and a whole long 12-page letter or longer about how he died, which was a lie. >> right. >> shepard: i found this interesting, arias testified throughout the trial about her lovers' supposed double life. a devout mormon virgin on the surface but a sexual deviant, abusive, control freak, under under the surface. >> no evidence to support he was a pedophile, which is another one of her claims. he was her parttime boyfriend. he was probably using her for sex. why she couldn't find somebody between california and arizona to fill that void, i don't know. my theory is he was targeted
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because she is a pathological liar and first degree murderer. >> shepard: the diplomats responsible for negotiating with iran say they're optimistic the latest round of talks will be productive. that's what they say. what will actually happen is anybody's guess. the definition of productive? well, the latest as western leaders try to get iran to give up its nuclear program. that's next. [ male announcer ] why is kellogg's crunchy nut so delicious?
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>> shepard: the united states and other major world powers offered iran a deal on the nuclear program. leaders from the group of six nations said they will east economic restrictions on iran if iran agrees to stop producing enriched uranium at the underground plant. the iranian tv blasted it,
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saying it was unbalanced, but the chief spokesman for the european union says the meeting with the iranian officials today was useful. john is here now, the assist tsa manager of the wall street journal which is owner over our parent network. >> they're sitting down and talking, that hasn't happened since june. iran has installed new equipment that allows it to enrich uranium faster than before. so the u.s. and israel is worried this will give a breakthrough capable is if decides to go for making a nuclear weapon,. >> shepard: isn't it possible iran finds it useful and it gives them time? >> they're talking about exactly that. this could be just more delay on iran's part. they want to get the weapons capability up to where just below what they need, and where they can quickly move to nuclear capability. they have mixed messages here. they used some of the uranium to
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create fuel rods for test reactor. once you do that, you can't use that our rainum to make weapons. but it has installed this terrible sendie fuming came -- centrifuge capability. >> these sanctionses have now doubt crippled the economy, just as sanctions have affected cuba since i was a live but hasn't changed a damn thing and hasn't in iran either. >> you're making a really good point. the political structure and economic structure in metabolize with carvingses. and you get through, and iran is concern about elections in june. will the middle class in iran say the sanctions are so severe we want our political structure to change to ease up on the nuclear demands? that's what the west has been hoping for. but so far that hasn't happened,
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and the concern is that iran will just muscle through these sessions, get its capability, and then the negotiation really quite diet. >> shepard: as israel continues to try 0 form a government, isn't there they possibility that at some point the israelys will good, time's up? >> well, netanyahu has threatened that, and over the last few years said that six months out, the deadline is going to approach, and he u.s. has been very cognizant about not having that happen, keep the pressure on for talks to avoid some unlateral action by israel that leads to cascading events. >> shepard: cascade events. >> more of us bought homes here in america last month since 2008. yet another sign the housing recovery is speeding up. according to the u.s. commerce department, now home sales jumped 16% in january to an annual rate of 437,000.
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that still below the 5 million. analysts say new jobs and low mortgage rates are helping more folks afford home. damning item to start the trial against bp in the gulf oil disaster. today the very first witness is slamming that oil giant, accusing it, as so many have, of putting profits ahead of safety. we're live at the courthouse coming right up. plus, what could be the worst hot air balloon crash in history. 20 tourists flying high above the ground when the whole thing goes up in flames. that's coming up as we approach the bottom of the hour and top of the news. [ female announcer ] from tracking the bus. ♪ to tracking field conditions. ♪ wireless is limitss.
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this is "studio b." at it the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news. day two of the high-stakes civil trial over the deep water horizon disaster in 2010. the first witnesses for the plaintiff on the stand, a forensic engineering testified the oil giant bp put saving money over safety, and according to the witness, that move ultimately led to the deaths of 11 men and devastated the american gulf south. the government witness also said that in the years leading up to the disaster -- his listen to this -- bp cut costs in the gulf of mexico by 22%. at the same time the company increased oil and gas production by 55%. government investors blame bp for scrimping before an explosion caused toxic crude to gush into the gulf for three months. during opening statements yesterday, an attorney for bp, blamed other companies that worked on the deep water rig for making critical mistakes. at it worth noting, bp already
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pleaded guilty to a number of criminal charges including manslaughter. but now that billions of dollars is on the line in a civil trial, bp's lawyers seem to be gearing up for a fight. casey stiegel is covering the trial. what else have we heard today? reporter: a man neighborhood robert dee has been on the and has been dubbed the master of disaster, because he has investigated and studied a number of incidents like the levees her in new orleans following hush katrina, the shuttle doctors, he worked oregon the ex-on valdez oil spill and has served as consultant in the past to bp himself testimony today has been powerful. he said the oil giant did have a safety management program but there was just one problem. he says it was not implemented on the deep water horizon rig.
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he recalled telling bp leadership in 2007 they, quote, still didn't get it, referring to its failure of establishing safety protocols. this afternoon, the current chairman and president of bp america is supposed to take the stand as well, shep. >> shepard: how is the bp response? >> well, several times today bp's chief counsel, mike brock, objected to an awful lot of the statements and the questions that have been made by the plaintiff's attorneys. although most of those were overruled by the judge, and just before the court broke for lunch this afternoon, bp did begin its cross-examination of the master of disaster. suggesting the plaintiffs' witness was suffering from selection bias, accusing him of only analyzing evidence being spoon-fed to him by the prosecution. brock also spent a great tome of time highlighting steps that bp
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took to step up safety, noting even some awards it had won for doing so. much of the time also pointing to its fellow defendants, transocean and halliburton, saying they made crucial mistakes as well, shep. >> shepard: casey seeing until new orleans, thank you. let's bring in our legal panel right now, rich roth and jeffrey shapiro. the tough job of defending bp, also the man on the screen right, and i don't know where you begin. they'll evidence seems to indicate it knew what it was doing and did it anyway. >> well, first of all, you know, i would differentiate kiss this -- this case from the tip cal cass where manufacturers have a product and i know is defective and figure it's cheaper to pay the lawsuits from the defects rather than fix the problem, but bp was faced with an all or nothing situation.
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even if they wanted to cut corners or didn't want to do all the safety protocol that could have possibly been done, it's hard to believe they were willing to give it up and let the whole thing literally blow up and face the certainty of millions, billions of dollars of damages. >> shepard: they've added a lot of products sense then. continue to get leases and make profits in the billions. >> that's in hindsight. they made $26 billion in profits in 2011. not revenues, profits. as far as the rig goes, they call it the well from hell is what they're calling it. the captain of the vessel did not know how to operate emergency proceeders. a week before hand it was chaotic, an hour before hand the two people who are supposed to read the monitors misread. so the gross negligence, and a high may be the method. there's so much wrongdoing by bp, over and over and over and over again, and the alarm system, which i find troubling,
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the alarm system was disconnected, unplugged, it's a wonder the employees could sleep at night. it's like page smoke detector down. >> after it happened and the oil was flowing out, there's evidence to suggest they knew how much was flowing out and lied about it. i don't if you it's jodi arias but it's up there. >> what is this trial about. >> negligence or gross negligence. >> exactly. here's the definition of gross negligence. conscious and voluntary disregard of the need to use reasonable care which is likely to cause great injury. so that means they consciously and voluntarily didn't use the reasonable care so these rigs would blow up and -- by he way, wasn't just bp, these aren't four guys on the corner. this is bp, hall burt tan, transocean, all of these groups
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together who are component parts. at it hand to believe that any any of the other people in this mix saw something that was so grossly mentality, they didn't have some responsibility to step forward -- >> in the ncaa they might call at it lack of institutional control. >> the problem is if you have two people whose job is to read the monitors and understand, and they misread it an hour before it blows up, and you have a captain who is hired -- not explained how the emergency procedures work on the rig. at it more than negligence. i can go on and on and on. the safety procedures were not followed. they weren't adhered to they were never looked at. and it is unbelievable this well from hell resulted in unfortunately the most mass sis dollars in the gulf. >> shepard: out of time. any chance this will go through trial? >> this will settle. >> shepard: do the settle? >> absolutely settle. i think they're close to
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settling right now. >> shepard: we all do wonder what they pay. just a lot. more later, too. thank you, both. a hot air balloon carrying 20 tourists exploded into a deadly fire ball while they were a thousand feet up there then crashed to earth and killed everybody on board. unbelievable. happened in egypt, in the nile city of luxor. that a popular tourist spot for ancient monuments and ruins. this is one of the deadliest hot air balloon crash on record. 19 victims including tour is you from great print, ', hong, and others. two are in the hospital with what is described as severe burn. >> photographer chris sal makele joins us. he was in a balloon right next the one that crashed and is live on the phone. you must not have believed your eyes. >> well, it was a big prize. and a real juxtaposition when you consider the beauty and
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calmness of the morning. >> tell us what happened, what you saw, and when the first indication was that something was horribly wrong. well, to put it in context, it was an early morning balloon flight so 5:45 the balloons go up. we float across by the nile, and just as we're approaching our landing point across a sugar kane valley, i hear a loud explosion. i turn around and see a lot of smoke. in fact there's a video that has now just been released that is very representative of what i saw. a vertical line of smoke. i said to the person next to me, i hope that wasn't the balloon. we wouldn't have imagined it could be. too loud. too close to the ground. and as our balloon sat down, our pilot said, this hasn't happened in a long time. and then we knew something really bad occurred. >> shepard: your pictures of the balloons ascending -- we're now
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looking at aftermath but the pictures of the balloons ascening are spectacular. you mentioned the calmness. there is quiet and serenity that goes with these trips. right? >> absolutely. i mean, in fact i just did a photo shoot for a magazine in myanmar, and it was one of the most spectacular experiences in my life. unfortunately this one was very different. >> did they keep everyone away from this thing? what was the chatter there? >> well, there are a number of things that were different. safety procedures were different. but one thing to be aware of, these balloons don't all lan in the same place. so we didn't see the balloon land but when we got off, the balloon they wanted us out of the area immediately. the balloon landed right below and forward and emergency vehicles arrived as we got the terrible news about the 19 people that were killed.
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>> shepard: a mighty tough thing to be along the ride for. michael, thank you for being here. appreciate it. >> my pleasure. >> shepard: 21 years ago today that terrorists -- 20 years ago today that terrorist tried for the first time devow the world trade center. they failed but killed six people in the attempt. next, remembering those six. this is kevin. to prove to you that aleve is the better choice for him, he's agreed to give it up. that's today? [ male announcer ] we'll be with him all day as he goes back to taking tylenol. i was okay, but after lunch my knee started to hurt again. and now i've got to take more pills. ♪ yup. another pill stop. can i get my aleve back yet? ♪ for my pain, i want my aleve. ♪ [ male announcer ] look for the easy-open red arthritis cap.
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>> shepard: asel almost ceremony at the world trade center here. 20 years ago today since terrorists tried to bring down the twin towers. ♪ >> shepard: friends and family of the six victims of the 1993 -- more than six victims but six who died that day, as well as the more than 1,000 who were injured, gathered to pay their respects along with the city officials from then and now. of course, the image many of us remember, the scores employees
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port out of the buildings, faces covered with soot after a truck bomb exploded in the parking garage. eight years later, a similar scene but on a grander scale. for the family of those two died 20 years ago today, their loss no easier to bear. jonathan hunt is with us. the ceremonies never seem to lose their power. >> they don't. as you look at the pain etched on the faces of those who lot of loved ones and watch as that's mark a moment of silence and listen to the bell being rung to mark the precise moment that bomb exploded 20 years ago. [bell ringing] >> and perhaps, shep, the most moving moment of all is when the relatives of those victims read
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the names of all 0 those who died that day. listen again. >> don digeovany, robert kirkpatrick, and my father, steven knapp. my father, william ako, will fredo mercado, monica rodriguez-smith and her unborn child. >> a lot of tears here today. shep, as there are every year, of course, on this day. >> and jonathan it's my underring you spoke with one of the relatives today. >> yeah. i spoke to michael mato, who you just saw there reading out some of the names. i talked to him about the moment that the he realized he lost his father at the hands of terrorists. >> just unbelievable. pre9/11, things like that didn't happen. you dad didn't get up, go to work, and sit in his lunch room,
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and be killed by terrorists at the world trade center. that was just so unfathomable. reporter: i talked to him two about 20 years on, forgiving, and obviously never forgetting. said, forgetting, obviously impossible but he looked me in the eye as well and choked up and said, forgiving, too is simply very, very hard. shep? >> shepard: jonathan hunt. thanks very much. well, the government created crisis nope as the sequester is set to begin in just three days. that is when the deep budget cuts that republicans and democrats agreed to months ago will begin to take effect, unless they can reach a last-minute deal. but it's washington, ed henry is outside the white house they've can't do anything, can they? reporter: well, still, paralysis. the president going on the road trying to take his case to the
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american people. he is in virginia, newport news, where they make nuclear attack submarines and he was warning the region in the commonwealth of virginia they will take major hit and tens of thousands of jobs that will be furloughed and he said congress should find better ways to cut spending. >> these cuts are wrong. they're not smart. they're not fair. they're a self-inflicted wound that doesn't have to happen. reporter: now, he also called out republican speaker john boehner by name and noted in previous discussions about the budget, the speaker had mutt new cash revenues on the table, and the president criticized for taking those off the table. speaker boehner did not take long to respond. >> so for 16 months the president has been traveling all over the country, holding
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rallies, instead of sitting down with senate leaders in order to try to forge an agreement over there in order to move the bill. we have moved the bill in the house twice. we should not have to move a third bill before the senate gets off their ass and begins to do something. reporter: a lot of similar rhetoric we heard before. no deal in sight but in the next few moments wore expecting two powerful republicans here at the white house, john mccain and lindsey graham. the white house originally suggested this is a meeting about immigration reform and it is. we're also told by the senators and white house they might get into sequester and other issues. it's significant because the president has not had a meeting in weeks with either speaker boehner or mitch mcconnell. maybe these two republicans will take a message back to the republican leaders and maybe the'll move forward. >> shepard: holding your breath is dangerous. >> it sure is,. >> shepard: one of the most
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>> shepard: the vatan reports the pope benedict will go by pope emeritus some will wear a simple white robe and they'll destroy his pope ring according to tradition. the pope two weeks ago announced he plans to retire at the end of the month. the first poptive to do so in 600 years. we'll be live in rome for the conclave when it happens. one of the world's most
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eccentric athletes landed in the world's most resuppresssive countries. the heavily at the time fewed and pierced, dennis rodman, arrived in north korea lang with several members of the famous harlem globe trots. they're there for a little basketball diplomacy. they will be holding a camp for children. and an hbo crew following them for a special, and if all goes well they big men say they hope to shoot hoops with no other than kim the younger, kim jong-un, said to be a huge basketball fan, about if kim the younger plays basketball like his father played golf, he may bead rodman and company 100 to nothing. just strange, really. >> north korea has made it clear the u.s. is enemy under one.
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they're building nukes to defend against the united states. american pop culture is banned in that country, and yet kim the younger, his policy priorities are technology and sports. eric schmid from google was in crown and now dennis rodman is there, if north korean men dressed like dennis rodman they would be in prison. but rodman says it's not a political trip. it's a good will trip. listen. >> got invited, and we come over and have some fun and hopefully -- have some fun. >> your first time here? >> my first time. i think it's both these guise' first time here. so hopefully ill -- it will be company and hope the kid have a good time for the kim. reporter: kim the younger went to school in switzerland and met one of the chicago bulls champion teams, including his hero, michael jordan, and may very well have met dennis rodman
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before and will meet him again this time. >> shepard: while rodman is on his good will mission, sounds like an hpo mission to me. we're hearing world of human rights violations. reporter: yeah. the human rights groups say the prison camps in north korea, have deplorable conditions and, the human rights watchers are showing satellite images of these thing. some of them doubling in size. and now there are unconfirmed reports that kim the younger is putting member0s of his father's administering and their families in the gulag. here's gordon chang. >> this is what we saw in the first half of last year, with some very high-ranking officials, including top generals, being purged. so, this is exactly what these types of regimes do north korea has done it so many times in the past, and this is not a surprise. reporter: the reason former administration members are
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imprisoned is because kim the younger believes they are a threat to his power. shep? >> shepard: obviously. trace gallagher in los angeles, some people are willing to walk miles in the freezing cold for a job. you may have heard about the man for whom such a thing paid off. he had no money, no mother, no brothers, no sisters to look out for. that's coming up. hungry for the best?
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